3Welcome to Adams/Tire
Adams/Tire Handling uses a point-follower method to calculate tire normal force. Standard Adams/Tireis limited to two-dimensional roads, but can be extended with the three-dimensional capabilities of Adams/Tire 3D Spline Road.*
The formulae used in the Pacejka tire models are derived from publications, and are commonly referred to as the Pacejka method in the automotive industry. Dr. Pacejka himself is not personally associated with the development of these tire models, nor does he endorse them in any way
Adams/Tire 3D Spline Road Module
Adams/3D Spline Road lets you define an arbitrary three-dimensional smooth road surface. In addition,you can place three-dimensional road obstacles, such as a curb, pothole, ramp, or road crown, on top of the underlying smooth road surface. You can use the 3D Spline Road Module with any of the tire modelsin Adams/Tire. Use the smooth road part in combination with any of the handling tire models, or use themore advanced FTire to deal with road obstacles for ride and comfort and durability analysis.
Adams/Tire 3D Shell Road Module
Adams/Tire 3D Shell Road uses a three-dimensional equivalent-volume method to calculate tire normalforce on three-dimensional roads for use in predicting vehicle loads for durability studies. You can usethe Pacejka 2002, Pacejka TIME, Pacejka '89, Pacejka '94, or Fiala models to calculate the tire handlingforces and moments (lateral force, longitudinal force, aligning torque, and so on).
Specific Tire Models
In addition to the tire models in the Adams/Tire Handling Module, Adams/Tire supplies specific tiremodels:
Pacejka Motorcycle Tire ModelA Pacejka tire model suitable for motorcycle handling analysis. It describes the tire-roadinteraction forces with tire-road inclination angles up to 60 degrees.
Adams/Tire FTire ModuleFTire can describe the 3D tire dynamic response up to 120 Hz and beyond, due to its flexiblering approach for the tire belt. It can handle any road obstacle.All tire models support the Adams/Linear functionality.